Brilliant white from Piemonte
I always looked at the wines from Piemonte as purely red wines. No good white wines were being made there. Then I went there myself and was introduced to the Arneis grape and now it’s one of my favourite and go to white wines. The Arneis grape originated from Piemonte and is most commonly found in the hills of Roero, which is why you so often see the name Roero Arneis on the bottles.
This weeks wine is from The winery Fratelli Ponte, an exclusive family business, which since generations dedicated itself to the growth if its vineyards and to the production of wines with passion. Culture, passion and the art of making Wine has been passed down from father to son. Their Arneis is hand-picked, typically in early September. Then aged in stainless steel tanks, temperature-controlled to retain aromatics. Aged on the fine lees for 3 months to gain additional complexity.
Frat. Ponte Romano Levi Roero Arneis 2018 - 199,90 kr
Delicate smell of grapefruit, lemon and pear, with hints of camomile tea. In the mouth it has great acidity that gives the wine great structure. Characteristically for the Arneis grape it feels full and round in addition to the freshness from the grape, making it very good to drink alone, but also perfect with food. Try it with an asparagus risotto, mild white meat dishes or anti pasti.
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